Nothing says "summer in America" like a road trip. But you don't want to blow your whole vacation budget on gas, so we've rounded up the best destinations that you can get to (and back!) on just one tank of gas from major cities around the country.
Short of visiting in winter and hiking deep into the backcountry, the parks' popularity can make it tricky to find your own slice of solitude. Tricky, but not impossible. Here are 10 scenic spots you can have all to yourself.
The story of the church and LGBT rights is also my story. I first came back to church as a gay, recovering alcoholic. The church taught me that I was beautifully and wonderfully made; and that to love myself and care for myself was a form of gratitude to my Creator. Years later, after I had been with my partner for 11 years, I was married in the Episcopal church we now attend, and It was one of the most moving events of my life.
Our Founding Fathers may not have been able to predict specifics about modern day society, but they knew our independence would always be something worth celebrating--and no celebration would ever be too grand, too loud or too bright.
It was colorful. It was political. It was flamboyant. It was touching. And I wouldn't have expected anything less when about 100,000 people converged in the center of Mexico City on June 27, for the 37th edition of the Marcha por el Orgullo Gay, the annual Mexico City LGBT pride march and festival that grows in scope every year.
Gandharva vivah is a form of marriage that was practiced by third-gender or queer individuals in antiquity. It is especially beautiful because of the prayers that transcend the patriarchal structures of traditional marriage. Love is the giver, love is the receiver.
Let's face it. If you love to travel, there's nothing more exciting than exploring a new place for the first time. Well, maybe there is one thing: buying something new from each place to remind you of your trip!
Recently, I was invited to the Ted Gibson salon on Fifth Avenue to preview some of the products Ted Gibson and his team work with everyday, get my hairstyled, and learn how to properly use hairspray.
By Rachel Besser Bikinis can be whack. There, I said it. Don't get it twisted -- aesthetically speaking, a two-piece is just as beautiful as any o...
In the globalized world, it is possible to travel anywhere in the world, and see exemplary contemporary art that can't be viewed anywhere else. Below, we round up five shows in far-flung locations that can't be missed this summer.
An estimated 1 million people attended this past weekend's 46th Annual Chicago Pride Parade which was even more of a celebration thanks to the Supreme Court's historic ruling to make same-sex marriages legal across the country.
Whether your goal is to squeeze in a catnap during a quick commuter flight or a half dozen REM cycles on a red-eye, these are all the ways you might be sabotaging your mile-high shuteye.
Your inner kid would go gangbusters for one of these ten.
Last week, the International Air Transport Association ruined every maximalist packer's day by recommending new, smaller carry-on sizes -- the idea being to maximize overhead space, so that every passenger has room to store a bag.
Who says a trip to the beach has to involve, well, lying on the beach?
These are the world's Blue Zones, and through extensive research, Buettner and his team have found their examples can teach us a lot about living a truly healthy life. Here are a few valuable lessons in longevity from each region.